Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2020 Academy Awards, 'For Sama' is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.
A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad Al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.
Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice - whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter's life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.
The 'For Sama' competition has now closed. Winners will be announced shortly. Check our Comps page for all a list of our winners.
Competition opens at 5pm AEDT on Sunday 26th January 2020 and closes at 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday 2nd February 2020. Five winners will be chosen at random on Monday 3rd February 2020. To successfully win, entrants must fulfil the above entry conditions before the time the competition closes. Current members/followers are eligible to enter the competition. Only one entry per person. Only one winner per household. To be a valid winner, the entrant must not have won a prize from SWITCH within the last 28 days. Each winner will receive one double pass to 'For Sama'. By entering, you agree to receive occasional emails from SWITCH in the future. If you decide to unsubscribe from these updates, any further entries will not be applicable. Only Australian residents are eligible to enter.
'For Sama' is in cinemas from Thursday the 6th February 2020 through Umbrella Entertainment.